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03
Sep

Writing Concrete Formliner Stain Specifications

Most concrete projects designed with architectural formliner are intended to have aesthetic appeal, and also incorporate concrete staining or coloration. Artfully applied concrete coloration can add incredible realism and bring the formliner project to life. However, poorly applied staining can virtually ruin the aesthetic of the entire project. Before you begin either designing a formliner...
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03
Aug

Formliner Project Design Consultation for Architects & Contractors

Founded in 1971, Custom Rock Formliner has over 40 years of experience with architectural concrete projects. Since the beginning we have worked with countless architects, engineers and contractors on myriad different projects. We take pride in being an information resource for both the design and construction phase of any project. Design Custom Rock is always...
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03
Jul

Formliner Project: Valley City Permanent Flood Protection

Custom Rock Formliner Project Profile Project: Valley City, ND Permanent Flood Protection Phase I Owner: City of Valley City, ND General Contractor: Swanberg Construction, Inc. Project Location: Valley City, ND Application: Flood Walls Custom Rock Scope of Work: Custom Rock created a custom brick formliner from the 12016 New Brick formliner in high re-use Duraform urethane, custom arch copings for...
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03
Jun

Formliner Project: Smithsonian National Zoo

Custom Rock Formliner Project Profile Project: National Zoological Park Owner: Smithsonian Institution General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Precast Contractor: Smith-Midland Project Location: Washington D.C. Application: Retaining Wall Custom Rock Scope of Work: Custom Rock provided custom concrete formliners in high re-use Duraform Urethane for use in precast beds to create panels in a stone pattern to match a natural stone on the...
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03
May

Formliner Project: Devore Interchange

Custom Rock Formliner Project Profile Project: Devore Interchange Project / I-15 & I-215 Owner: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) General Contractor: Atkinson Construction Project Location: Devore, CA Application: Devore Community Sign Custom Rock Scope of Work: Custom Rock provided custom concrete formliners using various materials including urethane, EPS foam and Plyform in order to create sharp, detailed lettering, and wood...
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03
Apr

Formliner Specification for an Architectural Concrete Project

There are many factors to consider when writing formliner into an architectural concrete project specification; the wrong pattern, a substandard formliner or poor finishing techniques can negatively affect the aesthetic.  This makes the project specification, and how it is written, vital in ensuring that the completed project matches the original design. Here we’re highlighting just...
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1106 Random Cut Stone
03
Mar

Custom Rock Formliner Is Exhibiting At The Precast Show 2016

We’re on our way to The Precast Show 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. For over 35 years Custom Rock Formliner has been committed to serving both its clients and the concrete industry by providing the highest quality products and unparalleled dedication to customer service.  With our network of service and support professionals we assist...
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03
Feb

Custom Formliner Pattern: 1104-R2 With Leaf Inserts

Our 1104-R2 Random Cut Stone formliner was used as a background in MSE panels with custom leaf inserts for a project for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) near O’Hare International Airport.  The leaves were created by Custom Rock per design specifications and have been used in other public projects in Illinois as well.
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03
Jan

Concrete Project Design: Formliners and Coloration

Rather than restrained creativity due to tight budgets or high materials costs, architects have more freedom than ever before by utilizing coloration and textures that are available to them from Custom Rock Formliner. Stained concrete and the use of form liner can create virtually any texture of concrete in any color scheme. No longer are...
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